"Il Contento" (Die Zufriedenheit)
Nikolaus Knüpfer (1609-1655)

"Il Contento" (Die Zufriedenheit),

um 1651
Material / Technology / Carrier
Kupfer
Dimensions of the object
30,1 cm
Displayed
AP OG Kabinett 13
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
177
Acquisition
1799 aus der Galerie Mannheim
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Nikolaus Knüpfer, "Il Contento" (Die Zufriedenheit), um 1651, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/k2xnZX6xPd (Last updated on 25.05.2022)
Knüpfer, originally from Leipzig but active in Utrecht, depicts a sacrificial feast. At Jupiter’s behest, Mercury, messenger of the gods, carries off the god of contentment, Il Contento, from the midst of an angry mob in order to avert further worship of the idol.

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